Tagged: Camping

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Weekend walk report

After a week of writer’s block I’ve finally managed to finish my walk report from last weekends backpacking trip with Tex Gore. We had an excellent weekend with hot muggy weather on the Saturday and cloud and mist and finally rain on the Sunday. We camped by Derwent Water on...

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Walk Report: Great Gable Day 2

  Date: 31st Aug 2008 Stats: 8.0 miles, 1300 feet Weather: Misty morning, sun coming out later, followed by rain showers Trig Points: 0 Fells: 0 Other Info: Tiny free car park at Hawes End Summary: Wild camp at Gillercombe Head, Fleetwith, Tramway to Honister, Yewcrag Quarries, Dalehead Tarn, Newlands...

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Walk Report: Great Gable Day 1

  Date: 30th Aug 2008 Stats: 13.0 miles, 3300 feet Weather: Cloudy but warm and muggy, some sunshine later, windy night Trig Points: 0 Fells: 0 Other Info: Tiny free car park at Hawes End Summary: Hawes End, Allerdale Ramble through Borrowdale to Seathwaite, Styhead Gill to Styhead, Great Gable...

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Weekend Wander – Part 2

I’ve spent a couple of hours with Tex this evening, bashing out routes and counter routes, options and alternatives until we finally agreed on what looks like an excellent, albeit quite tough itinerary for our first backpacking weekend. Day 1 runs from the little car park at Hawes End, just...

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Weekend Wander

Tex and I both have permission from our spouses to go wandering all weekend, so we’re off to the Lakes (probably) for an overnight backpacking trip. It will be the first I’ve done since May and the first Tex has done since leaving the Cubs 🙂 Choice, as usual, is...

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Wild Camping

I write this lying in my tent on my first wild camp. Its currently 7.33pm on Thursday 5th April and I couldn’t have asked for better weather to lose my camping cherry with, the sun has shone on me all afternoon and the wind has been fairly mild. I have...

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Walk Report: Wharfedale Day 2

Date: 6th Apr 2007 Stats: 11.0 miles, 500 feet Weather: Blue skies, warm, no wind, no rain Trig Points: 3: TP4020 – Horse Head, TP3179 – Firth Fell, TP4811 – Middlesmoor Pasture Fells: 1: Horse Head Moor Other Info: Overnight parking in Kettlewell, using 2 tickets from the P&D machine...

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Walk Report: Wharfedale Day 1

Date: 5th Apr 2007 Stats: 9.0 miles, 1600 feet Weather: Blue skies, warm, no wind, no rain Trig Points: 0 Fells: 0 Other Info: Overnight parking in Kettlewell, using 2 tickets from the P&D machine Summary: Kettlewell, Dales Way to Buckden, Hubberholme, Yockenthwaite, Beckermonds, Eller Car Moss Key to symbols:...

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Bits & Bob’s

No, thats not a punctuation error in the title of this entry, its a pun, which you may spot if you read on a bit further. My kit list is looking remarkably complete, albeit virtually. I have kit on back order that still hasn’t been delivered, which is very frustrating,...

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The Stove

The stove selection process was even easier than that of the sleeping bag. I know nothing about camping stoves – nothing at all. Therefore I have no idea what to look for, no preconceived ideas of what to expect, no baggage at all in the “I quite fancy…” department. As...